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  • Joshua Landy

    Joshua Landy

    Andrew B. Hammond Professor in French Language, Literature and Civilization, and Professor of Comparative Literature and, by courtesy, of English

    BioJoshua Landy is the Andrew B. Hammond Professor of French, Professor of Comparative Literature, and co-director of the Literature and Philosophy Initiative at Stanford, home to a PhD minor and undergraduate major tracks in Philosophy and Literature.

    Professor Landy is the author of Philosophy as Fiction: Self, Deception, and Knowledge in Proust (Oxford, 2004) and of How To Do Things with Fictions (Oxford, 2012). He is also the co-editor of two volumes, Thematics: New Approaches (SUNY, 1995, with Claude Bremond and Thomas Pavel) and The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age (Stanford, 2009, with Michael Saler). Philosophy as Fiction deals with issues of self-knowledge, self-deception, and self-fashioning in Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu, while raising the question of what literary form contributes to an engagement with such questions; How to Do Things with Fictions explores a series of texts (by Plato, Beckett, Mallarmé, and Mark) that function as training-grounds for the mental capacities.

    Professor Landy has appeared on the NPR shows "Forum" and "Philosophy Talk" (on narrative selfhood and on the function of fiction) and has on various occasions been a guest host of Robert Harrison's "Entitled Opinions" (with Lera Boroditsky on Language and Thought, with Michael Saler on Re-Enchantment, with John Perry and Ken Taylor on the Uses of Philosophy, and with Alexander Nehamas on Beauty).

    Professor Landy has received the Walter J. Gores Award for Teaching Excellence (1999) and the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching (2001).

  • Ivan Lupic

    Ivan Lupic

    Assistant Professor of English

    BioIvan Lupić specializes in Shakespeare and early modern English literature. His current book project is entitled "Subjects of Advice: Drama and Counsel from More to Shakespeare." Research interests include: European Renaissance; literature and political thought; textual scholarship, book history, and manuscript studies; theater history; history of the discipline; translation studies; queer studies; new boredom. His work has appeared in collections such as The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, and the Lost Play (OUP, 2012), Postcolonial Shakespeare (Edizioni di storia e letteratura, 2009), Shakespeare and War (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), and Shakespeare in Europe (Jagiellonian UP, 2008). His first Croatian book, devoted to Renaissance sonnet sequences and the issue of transtextuality, appeared in 2007; his second Croatian book, on the relationship between book history and performance studies in foreign-Shakespeare contexts, appeared in 2010. He also writes on the manuscript culture of the Ragusan Republic and is contemplating a book in English on the place of the Ragusan Renaissance within the European literary system.